The impeachment of Bill Clinton

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President Bill Clinton speaks about the Monica Lewinsky scandal at the White House on January 26, 1998, as First Lady Hillary Clinton looks on. Fifteen years ago, on January 7, 1999, the U.S. Senate began its trial of Clinton, who was accused of lying under oath, obstructing justice and abusing his presidential power in an effort to conceal a sexual relationship with Lewinsky. He was acquitted a month later. The following images are from around that time period 15 years ago. Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images
Lewinsky, a White House intern, embraces President Clinton at a Democratic fundraiser in Washington on October 23, 1996. Dirck Halstead/Getty Images
In this image taken from a video, Lewinsky watches Clinton as he greets staff at the White House during a re-election celebration in November 1996. APTV/AP
This photograph of Lewinsky meeting Clinton at a White House function was released by the House Judiciary Committee and submitted as evidence against Clinton by Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Lewinsky and Clinton pose for a photo at the White House. This photo was also used as evidence. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
On January 22, 1998, Starr stands before the media outside the Justice Department, answering questions about his investigation into Clinton and Lewinsky. Arnie Sachs/CNP/Getty Images
Robert Bennett, Clinton's personal attorney, makes his way through a crowd of photographers as he arrives at federal court in Washington on March 5, 1998. Starr's grand jury was questioning witnesses in the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal. JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images
Lewinsky and her attorney, William Ginsburg, head to their car in Philadelphia on April 6, 1998. Dan Loh/AP
Linda Tripp, the Pentagon employee whose secret tape recordings of Lewinsky triggered the criminal investigation, speaks to reporters in Washington following her grand jury appearance on July 29, 1998. Doug Mills/AP
Clinton sits in the White House Map Room before delivering his speech to the nation about the Lewinsky controversy. Dirck Halstead//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Clinton responds to a question during his grand jury deposition on August 17, 1998. The video was shown during a presentation by House members to the Senate on February 6, 1999, during the trial phase of impeachment proceedings. APTN/AP
On August 18, 1998, Chelsea Clinton walks with her parents on the White House grounds. The President is walking the family dog, Buddy. Roberto Borea/AP
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde presides over the panel's Clinton impeachment hearing November 19, 1998. Starr was the opening witness. Joe Marquette/AP
Starr testifies during Clinton's House impeachment hearings. LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images
Clinton delivers a statement on the impeachment inquiry in the White House Rose Garden on December 11, 1998. Clinton apologized for his conduct and said he would accept a congressional censure or rebuke. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Democrats take a symbolic stand by walking off the House floor December 19, 1998, during the vote to impeach Clinton over the Lewinsky scandal. They later returned. Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images
In this television image December 19, 1998, Speaker Pro Tempore Ray LaHood, R-Illinois, prepares to announce the House vote of 228-206 to approve the first article of impeachment. APTN/AP
On December 19, 1998, President Clinton makes a statement at the White House as the first lady looks on. Clinton thanked Democratic members of the House who voted against impeachment, and he vowed to complete his term. Susan Walsh/AP